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People: Week of May 5, 2014

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    Banking & Finance

    Mark Chapman left Redwood Credit Union in Santa Rosa to join Sacramento-based Golden 1 Credit Union as its new vice president of marketing. Previous experience includes work with Bank of America, Visa and Fair Isaac.


    Independent minor league baseball club Sonoma Stompers signed former Sonoma Valley High School standout Tommy Lyons to a contract. Mr. Lyons becomes the first player signed by the Stompers in its inaugural season. Mr. Lyons, 23, spent 2013 in the Pacific Association with the then-named East Bay Lumberjacks. He was a key member of the first North Coast Section Championship team in Sonoma High School history in 2008, when his batting average was 0.321, with 30 runs batted in. He was a two-time First Team All- Redwood Empire selection in 2007 and 2008.


    Scott Artis

    Audubon Canyon Ranch selected Scott Artis as its new director of development and communications. Mr. Artis joins the Stinson Beach nonprofit’s staff after serving as the development director for the Sequoia Riverlands Trust, where he successfully re-engaged past donors, generated financial support from private businesses and won substantial grants to support the nonprofit land trust. Mr. Artis most recently was executive director of the Berkeley-based Burrowing Owl Conservation Network and was on the board of the John Muir Association. He also is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology, Raptor Research Foundation, American Ornithologists Union and The Wildlife Society.

    Holly Butler

    Petaluma Arts Center named Holly Butler as interim director. The center’s prior director, Virginia May, stepped down in April after three years. Ms. Butler is a longtime Petaluma resident and experienced nonprofit director. Before joining the center, she was director of community relations for Petaluma Health Center, Sonoma County district representative for state Sen. Carole Migden and campaign manager for Rep. Lynn Woolsey. She also managed international conference logistics for an innovative regional nonprofit and government grant applications and reporting for COTS in Petaluma. Before that, she spent 13 years in private sector credit management. 

    Real Estate

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associate Laura Mogannam in the Greenbrae office earned membership in the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society.

    From the same office, Adrienne Roth earned membership in the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle, an honor bestowed upon the brokerage’s top agents worldwide.


    Corte Madera-based Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc., appointed Leonard Schlesinger to its board of directors. He will also serve as chairman of the board’s Compensation Committee. Dr. Schlesinger has held executive leadership positions at various retail and consumer brands, including vice chairman and chief operating officer of Limited Brands from 1999 to 2007.

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